FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2002
CONTACT: Mr. Ron De Jong, Communications Manager

media@grassfire.net   

Grassfire.net Rallies Over 135,000 Citizens to Stand Against Online Pornography 

Petitions Delivered To Rep. Lamar Smith in Support of
The Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002
   

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Grassfire.net team delivered more than 135,000 petitions
on behalf of citizens throughout the United States who stand in support of Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and H.R. 4623, The Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002. 

This important bill, which would make it illegal to use, sell, or purchase computer-generated images of a child engaging in specified sexually explicit conduct, would go a long way in protecting families and children from being preyed upon by pornographers. 

This petition delivery is a show of support from the American people to Rep. Smith and other law-makers to continue taking decisive and strong action against online pornographers whose unscrupulous actions are putting our families and children at risk. 

“We want to see real legislation to keep Internet porn out of our homes, government buildings, schools, libraries and other public facilities,” says Steve Elliott, President of Grassfire.net. “The Child Obscenity and Pornography Prevention Act of 2002, is a step in the right direction, and something that all Americans should support.” 

Grassfire.net is one of the nation’s leading online grassroots citizen activist organizations, offering real impact, real feedback and real results to hundreds of thousands of people across the nation and around the world. 

For more information on this effort, visit Grassfire.net, or contact Mr. Ron De Jong at the above address.